St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue

Pets Available for Adoption

Pet of the Month

Introducing our pet of the month...



Well, movies such as "My Dog Skip", "The Mask" and many others, have certainly increased the interest level the public has in Jack Russells. For example, "My Dog Skip" features Moose and his son Enzo, two Jack Russell Terriers, in the starring role. Moose is well known for his character Eddie in the popular "Frazier" TV show, which, toward the end of the show was taken over by Enzo. And of course, most everybody's children know about the PBS show "Wishbone" of a few years ago. It seems like Jack Russells are showing up everywhere on TV, in ads, and in the movies. And they are so dern CUTE! BUT... please don't forget, the Jack Russell is first and foremost a hunting dog, and is definitely NOT the dog for everybody. The Russells you see in movies and on TV are highly trained, and the result of a lot of hard work is usually only a few minutes of usable film at a time. These are fearless hunters, very energetic and intelligent, and require firm and structured discipline, and LOTS of exercise to stay happy and be peaceful members of your family. They are a BIG dog in a small package, and they do everything at 150%!

Jack Russell Terriers...

Who We Are

St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue is affiliated with Russell Rescue. Inc. , and Missouri Earthdogs Rescue. In addition to being a foster organization for Jack Russells who need new homes, we are also available as a resource for education and assistance to those of you already lucky enough to be owned by one of these wonderful "terrier-ists", or to give you the information you need to decide if this is really the breed for you. We have kennel facilities in the country on 65 acres at Blackburn Farm, with lots of room for play and rehabilitation, and rescue dogs waiting for a new home live with us or with one of our network of foster families in the St. Louis area.
We dedicate our rescue work to St. Francis of Asissi, patron saint of animals. - Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.

Adopting a Friend

All dogs from St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue have been thoroughly checked by our vets and are in good health. They are completely up to date on all shots, have been tested heartworm negative, are spayed or neutered and have a microchip for identification. Our foster homes are available to discuss specific details about an individual's personality before you adopt, and we are there to help after adoption too. Typically a Jack Russell will require a securely fenced area for exercise. Because of their strong hunting instincts and prey drive, we seldom place Rescue Russells in homes with cats or other small animals, although other dogs are often OK. Very small children (under 6) might not understand how to play appropriately with a dog with this much energy.
Please visit the web site of
THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER CLUB OF AMERICA for more detailed information about the Jack Russell Terrier. This breed is not for everybody, and you should always make an informed decision about something as important as bringing another living being into your family.
Join us at one of our fundays at Purina Farms in Grey Summit, MO, about 35 miles West of St. Louis off of I-44. Check the MISSOURI EARTHDOGS web site for details and scheduled dates.

Volunteering and Donations

We are always in need of foster homes. Please let us know if you are interested and if you have a temporary place in your heart and in your home for a Jack Russell looking for a permanent home..

Any financial support you can offer would also be very appreciated. You can make a donation through PayPal:

Contact Us!

We are the primary contact for Jack Russell Rescue operations in the St. Louis area, and for the Midwest area of the US. We also work with Jack Russell Rescue organizations throughout the United States. If you need to place a dog with us, or if you are interested in adopting, please let us know and we can discuss the various options available. SPECIAL NOTE: We have moved to the country and now have greatly expanded foster facilities! Our new location, Blackburn Farm, in Franklin County, MO is now ready! Contact us for more information. We are keeping the St. Louis phone number for your convenience.
Our mailing address is:
St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue
P.O. Box 3033
Leslie, MO. 63056
St. Louis: 573-484-0030

St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue
P.O. Box 3033
Leslie MO 63056
Phone: 573-484-0030 call any time and leave a message.

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